Strong Earthquake Reported In Solomon Islands, Tsunami Warning Issued

Earthquake location -10.5266S, 163.1275W

A earthquake with magnitude 6.2 (ml/mb) was reported 132 km E of Kirakira, Solomon Islands (82 miles) on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10.6 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 10.6 km, 163.1275° East, -10.5266° South. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kirakira in Solomon Islands (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 14:26:55 / 2:26 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000hsie. Ids that are associated to the event: pt18320000, at00pi9o8v, us1000hsie. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/11/18 / 2018-11-16 03:26:55 / November 16, 2018 @ 3:26 am.

Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world.

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